Obama: “The best has yet to come”

Barack Obama is once again the President of the United States of America after an overwhelming victory that underlines once again what we declared many times during this campaign: Mitt Romney has been considered by Americans simply unfit. The night had begun with many of the swing states too close to call but finally Obama held seven of the nine battlegrounds upon which his presidency had been founded: Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa and Wisconsin.

During the victory speech, Obama used a bipartisan approach to politics and returned once again to his theme of hope. The President told the enthusiastic supporters: “Tonight in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that while our road has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back. And we know in our hearts that for the United States of America the best is yet to come.”

Obama will face soon the negotiations with the GOP-oriented Congress but he made clear he had an agenda in mind for his second term: reforming the tax code, tackling climate change and facing immigration. On this last point, it is important to remind how effective was the Dream Act in order to get the support of the Hispanic communities and how coherent was the strategy of opening US society to minorities. Also, the Obamacare revealed itself crucial for 40 millions of Americans and for an improvement of the welfare system. And now, the President will preside the economic recovery by investing on education, small businesses and new businesses.

The campaign has been a referendum on Obama. Although there was some disillusionment Americans decided to stick with the incumbent. He will secure a stronger America in a safer world. He will definitely support European integration process, supervise the peace-process in Middle East and install a cooperation with new Chinese leadership. With the essential support of Bill Clinton (still the most appreciated political figure in USA), Michelle and Joe Biden, Obama accomplished the mission and will drive the USA for four more years. On the other side, a new generation of Republicans such as Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio will try to enlarge the GOP welcoming women, Hispanics and other minorities.

Congratulations Mr. President. Young Democrats for Europe are glad that the global democratic leader is still there. At the White House.

Cappa @Charlotte for Obama

Charlotte – “We have been witnessing the history” this is what Marco Cappa, President of Young Democrats for Europe, stated from Charlotte, NC, the city that hosted the DNC 2012. Mr. Cappa has been invited by Madeleine Albright, former Us Secretary of State, for the International Leaders Forum to celebrate Mr. Obama’s presidential nomination for the second term.

“After tough years of economic crisis and social turmoil, this is a key time not just for Democrats and Liberals but also for the global scenario. Barack Obama is strongly facing these difficult dossiers investing on innovation and research” – continues Cappa – “The world will re-start from here. We all need the American leadership: either our Europe which still misses an effective governance or the Asiatic giants owning a huge amount of US public debt. This perspective involves also the merging countries, the Middle East in order to reach stability and all the people fighting for freedom and democracy throughout the world.”

“Romney and his theory about the creative distruction of finance would only worsen the situation. Everyone here agrees that we need to cut public spending though we believe that austerity and solidarity can walk together” – concludes 27-year old Cappa – “Our generation, Millennials Generation, trusted and will continue trusting Obama’s vision. So far he won Bin Laden’s terror threat, he helped to spread democracy in the Mediterranean and improved the American welfare system. In the next four years, Barack Obama will lead the exit-strategy from the economic crisis, will fight for freedom and human rights and will drive the planet towards environmental sustainability. On the road to November 6th as on Twitter, we’ll be following him enthusiastically.”

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YDE is the youth wing of the European Party.We embrace the key role of democratic principles, underlined in the Lisbon Treaty and shrined in our political belief: democracy, freedom, equality, participation, sustainability and solidarity.

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